French Connections

The port of Caen is situated in the department of Calvados and is one of the main ports of Normandy in North West France, with a ferry service from Portsmouth to Caen.

The city is linked to the channel via a canal that runs parallel to the river Orne and joins at Ouistreham, where the port is actually situated. The port is popular because it has excellent road links for travelling down to the south and west of France or for exploring the nearby regions of Brittany or Normandy.

The ferry terminal itself has many amenities such as currency exchange, public lavatories and public telephones.The port is also Wheelchair accessible.

The most famous landmark in the area is the Chateau de Caen. This castle was built by William the Conqueror in around 1060 and is one of the largest medieval fortresses of Western Europe. Caen is also the place where William the Conqueror was buried. Caen is also situated to the World War 2 battlefields of the Normandy campaign.

If you are planning on stopping over in Caen then you can find a selection of local holiday properties in Calvados.